Cheddar Morning Business Update 12/1: Dominos Pizza launches baby registry service

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  • Investors have their eyes on Capitol Hill and any signs the tax reform bill will pass or not pass congress. Yesterday, the DOW surged past the 24,000 mark for the first time ever on signs that Republicans will have enough votes to pass it. But late last night there was word of a possible snag.
  • Barnes and Noble is getting back to basics. Sales fell by about 6 percent in the last quarter so now the book seller is thinking about downsizing to smaller stores focused on strictly books!  The CEO says they want to declutter stores with fewer toys and games, and other "tchotchkes." 
  • Dominos Pizza has is launched a baby registry service where loved ones can buy dinner for expectant moms and dads. The move comes, fittingly, exactly nine months after the successful launch of domino's wedding registry program. Gift packages include "hormonal and hungry" and "sleeping through the night - trust us, it's a reason to celebrate.
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  • Girdles and socket wrenches: Sears was the Amazon of its day

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